Rota officials broke ground last Sept. 10 for a road improvement project that is expected to be completed within 10 months.
Rota Mayor Melchor Mendiola said on Friday that the project, funded by capital improvement project monies, involves paving the two-mile road from Sinapalo I by the entrance to the airport to the Bird Sanctuary.
“The project would benefit both residents and tourists because right now, it's only a coral road,” Mendiola told Saipan Tribune.
Project manager Dennis Tupas of GPPC, contractor for the project, said in a separate interview that two of their staff attended last Monday's groundbreaking ceremony.
Tupas said GPPC was issued last Aug. 20 the notice to proceed for the project which has a price tag of $1.64 million.
The project, Tupas said, involves asphalting of the 8,350-foot long road to be completed within 300 days from the time the notice to proceed was issued.
Tupas added that about 25 employees will work on the project to meet the time limit, which does not take into account external or other project-related factors such as weather or project design issues.